Katie Holland is a Chicago artist hailing from Florida, which is where she received formal training in the visual arts. First taking art classes in high school in Orlando, Florida Read more [...]
Listing Category: Arts + Entertainment
Sinergia – Lindsey Meyers & Simone Garcia
Working on behalf of Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery and Think Space in Logan Square, Chicago, our team offers unique curatorial services, including art program project development and management, innovative design and re-design solutions and interior and exterior art placement. Through the implementation of new and non-traditional artworks and installations, we aim to enhance everyday environments by showcasing both highly recognizable and emerging national and international talents.
Collectively, we see each project through from conceptualization to installation, and have access to all available mediums, even those utilizing performative and interactive elements. With our combined experience of over 25 years in the field, we believe our carefully-crafted curatorial approach lends itself to creating interesting and yet uncomplicated spaces, where art, energy and design can seamlessly and effortlessly come together.
Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery and Think Space recently celebrated four years as a brick and mortar gallery, and is the brain-child of local artist, curator and gallerist, Lindsey Meyers. It was the first true art gallery in Logan Square, and is a mixed-use and multi-disciplinary space that focuses on art, community, connectivity, arts education, public art access and philanthropy. Lindsey owns and operates Beauty & Brawn and co-curates gallery exhibitions, events and various off-site projects with her partner, Simone Garcia.
Having recently completed his two + year curatorial and managerial position with 15th & West Gallery in Pilsen, Chicago, Simone is credited with orchestrating the largest indoor mural show in North America, entitled “Once Upon A Wall- Infinite Life”. This unique narrative mural exhibition was born out of his desire to take that which is an often static format and create a structure where both audience and artist are drawn in to engage with the art and concept more deeply. Working with a global group of artists, and in a variety of capacities, Simone focuses on projects that are nonlinear in content, setting and/or scope.
Simone’s current position managing Sapient Nitro’s internal IT systems for their Midwest Operations (Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit) has enabled him to blend his creative ideas and highly refined technical skills into both the art and tech fields. With over two years of leadership and experience in this position, he lends solid insights into the importance and impact of maintaining a strong social media and digital presence, current trends and strategies, as well as provides an acute awareness in recognizing emerging talent, trends and systems. Simone’s capabilities also include handling efficiencies and process development in both creative and advertising environments.